Kyri Baker

Baker talks Smart Grids in interview with Vox

Dec. 3, 2021

This year, millions of Americans across the country lost power at times when they needed it most. As the US power grid deals with an onslaught of heat waves, winter storms, and stronger hurricanes caused by climate change, these kinds of failures are happening more often, taking longer to fix...

Damage from liquefaction after an earthquake in Ecuador.

Grad heads research into ground improvement technique ahead of earthquakes

Dec. 3, 2021

Juan Carlos Tiznado (PhDCivEngr’20) is the lead author on a new paper in the Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering that helps engineers better understand and predict the “liquefaction” hazard during earthquakes and more reliably mitigate it. Every structure around us rests on soil or rock. In major earthquakes, loose...

Sherri Cook

Research In Focus: How Professor Sherri Cook Uses Sustainable Water Treatment Systems

Dec. 1, 2021

When working with University of Colorado Boulder Assistant Professor Sherri Cook, you'll push beyond the boundaries of what's possible. Watch and learn how she's building a more sustainable future, for everyone, through clean water systems.

Diane McKnight in Antarctica.

McKnight named a CU Distinguished Professor

Dec. 1, 2021

Diane McKnight is being recognized with the highest honor bestowed upon faculty in the University of Colorado system: Distinguished Professor, which is awarded to faculty for exemplary performance in research, teaching, and service...

Architectural form made from sand and bacteria.

Discover Magazine highlights CU Boulder research on bacteria as a key to concrete alternatives

Nov. 29, 2021

Scientists are turning to the living world to find alternatives for concrete. Many different animals, such as tortoises, turtles and oysters, produce hardened structural materials of their own — but one of the most interesting sources of hard materials comes from certain bacteria that produce calcite, a form of calcium...

Renishaw InVia - Raman Microscope​ used in Combined Raman and Nanoindentation system.

The value of core facilities from a researcher’s perspective

Nov. 19, 2021

ov. 18, 2021 • By Rachel Leuthauser Ahead of the joint Materials Instrumentation and Multimodal Imaging Core (MIMIC) Facility and Colorado Shared Instrumentation in Nanofabrication and Characterization (COSINC) facility virtual webinar on Nov. 18, Associate Professor Wil Srubar shares the importance of having core facilities at public institutions. The value...

The Colorado National Guard responds to flooding in Boulder in 2013.

How the new $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill will help Colorado brace for the next disaster

Nov. 18, 2021

On Monday, President Joe Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law—targeting roughly $1.2 trillion to shore up the nation’s aging, sagging and crumbling roads, bridges and other infrastructure. According to estimates from the White House, Colorado alone could receive $3.7 billion to improve its roads, $917 million...

Margarite Jacoby

Nature paper takes initial steps towards high accuracy, low-cost occupancy sensors for residential settings

Nov. 17, 2021

Margarite Jacoby (PhDArchEngr’21) is the lead author on a new paper in Nature: Scientific Data that describes the development of a data acquisition system that can be used to capture a range of occupancy information from single-family residences.

The team at the competition.

CU Boulder Design-Build team wins national championship

Nov. 16, 2021

The “DBIA Buff Builders” have earned first place in the 2021 National Design-Build Student Competition. The team presented their winning proposal during the national Design-Build Conference & Expo, which was held in Denver on Nov. 1-3.

Crew working on a pipeline.

CU Boulder hosts inaugural construction safety summit

Nov. 15, 2021

The University of Colorado Boulder hosted a global conference on construction safety in early November. Attendees of the inaugural Safety Summit included 150 in-person and 100 virtual guests representing nearly 80 U.S. and international companies in the construction industry. Sponsored by the Construction Safety Research Alliance at CU Boulder, the...